Let’s take a peek, whats in the box? The box is square and packed with parts. Popping the lid off and we have the instruction booklet in color. Inside is the weapons paint and marking details. Not quite accurate but it will be ok. In the Gulf War the AIM-9L missiles were Glossy Lt Grey, white is ok for the earlier Jags that you can also build out of this kit. Next the foldout for the paint scheme of the subject I will build, though it will not be the markings provided in the kit. I will however use the stencils from the decal sheet. Don’t know how the kit decals will perform will find out. Clear sprue looks good and the kit provided PE set. Look at all them parts! One of the critiques of KH kits I have read and seems to apply to most if not all of them is the over-engineering, similar to Trumpeter kits like 10 parts to make a landing strut when 3-4 would do. In this Jag the open maintenance doors such as the ones shown here on the nose and the open
avionics bay as well. The bits and pieces that make up the single place cockpit, and the LH/RH rear fuselage halves. The layout on the fuselage assy is similar to what I encountered in the Hasegawa and Italeri kits in 72nd scale. Of course much more details in 48th scale. There are 4 bags of 2 sprues each in the box. Lots of them, each sprue in the bags are attached to each other in the baggies. Keeps them from rubbing together, but the fit in the box is tight so it would be very little if not any movement of parts while in transit from the factory to there destination. There are engines provided, the engine bays can be opened up, again something I would rather choose to have closed with a minimum of effort. No worries on needing a weapons set from Hasegawa, everything is here that I need to build a Gulf War bird. Let see how she builds up. More to follow,
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